Professor Warner Publishes in New Volume on Open Second Language Education

February 11th, 2021
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Professor Warner and her collaborators, Carl Blyth (U. of Texas, Austin) and Joanna Luks (Cornell), recently published a chapter as part of the volume "Share Open Education and Second Language Learning and Teaching: The Rise of a New Knowledge Ecology" (edited by Carl Blyth and Joshua Thoms). The volume as a whole offers an in-depth exploration of how the open movement is shaping second language teaching and learning from a variety of contexts and perspectives. The chapter by Professor Warner and her colleagues is titled "The Role of OER in Promoting Critical Reflection and Professional Development: The Foreign Languages and the Literary in the Everyday Project." It considers the potential of open education and materials creation as a means of supporting teacher professional learner. The context for their study is the Foreign Languages and the Literary in the Everyday (FLLITE) project, developed by all three authors. The site provides professional learning resources and a collection of curated open education resources for language teaching that centers playful, creative practices. 

In the spirit of the topic itself, the editors have ensured that the whole volume is itself an open resource, and it be accessed as a pdf or e-pub from the Mutilingual Matters site.